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reece
2007-02-27, 12:35 PM
Hey guys, sorry if this has been covered. I searched and couldn't find anything. I'm trying to join four wav files with shntool using xACT. I ripped the audio from a DVD using bbDEMUX. I converted the resulting .ac3 fles to wav with mAC3dec. I'm now trying to combine those files in xACT but I get an error which says: : shntool [join]: error: file '/Users/reece/Desktop/pfunk1978-11-06/pfunk1978-11-06d1t01.wav' has an inconsistent header

Any idea how to correct this problem or suggestions for another program? Thanks.

ffooky
2007-02-27, 03:17 PM
What does shntool->info say about the files ? Copy & paste it here.

Have you tried converting the WAVs to FLAC (w/xACT) and then joining them ?

reece
2007-02-27, 04:58 PM
Here is the info. I'm encoding to FLAC now. I'll let you know how that works.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
file name: /Users/reece/Desktop/pfunk1978-11-06/pfunk1978-11-06d1t01.wav
handled by: wav format module
length: 48:17.984
WAVE format: 0x0001 (Microsoft PCM)
channels: 2
bits/sample: 16
samples/sec: 44100
average bytes/sec: 2970615808
rate (calculated): 176400
block align: 4
header size: 44 bytes
data size: 511204348 bytes
chunk size: 511204376 bytes
total size (chunk size + 8): 511204384 bytes
actual file size: 511204384
file is compressed: no
compression ratio: 1.0000
CD-quality properties:
CD quality: no
cut on sector boundary: n/a
sector misalignment: n/a
long enough to be burned: n/a
WAVE properties:
non-canonical header: no
extra RIFF chunks: no
Possible problems:
file contains ID3v2 tag: no
data chunk block-aligned: yes
inconsistent header: yes
file probably truncated: no
junk appended to file: no
odd data size has pad byte: n/a
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
file name: /Users/reece/Desktop/pfunk1978-11-06/pfunk1978-11-06d1t02.wav
handled by: wav format module
length: 47:25.216
WAVE format: 0x0001 (Microsoft PCM)
channels: 2
bits/sample: 16
samples/sec: 44100
average bytes/sec: 2970615808
rate (calculated): 176400
block align: 4
header size: 44 bytes
data size: 501896072 bytes
chunk size: 501896100 bytes
total size (chunk size + 8): 501896108 bytes
actual file size: 501896108
file is compressed: no
compression ratio: 1.0000
CD-quality properties:
CD quality: no
cut on sector boundary: n/a
sector misalignment: n/a
long enough to be burned: n/a
WAVE properties:
non-canonical header: no
extra RIFF chunks: no
Possible problems:
file contains ID3v2 tag: no
data chunk block-aligned: yes
inconsistent header: yes
file probably truncated: no
junk appended to file: no
odd data size has pad byte: n/a
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
file name: /Users/reece/Desktop/pfunk1978-11-06/pfunk1978-11-06d1t03.wav
handled by: wav format module
length: 50:36.640
WAVE format: 0x0001 (Microsoft PCM)
channels: 2
bits/sample: 16
samples/sec: 44100
average bytes/sec: 2970615808
rate (calculated): 176400
block align: 4
header size: 44 bytes
data size: 535663264 bytes
chunk size: 535663292 bytes
total size (chunk size + 8): 535663300 bytes
actual file size: 535663300
file is compressed: no
compression ratio: 1.0000
CD-quality properties:
CD quality: no
cut on sector boundary: n/a
sector misalignment: n/a
long enough to be burned: n/a
WAVE properties:
non-canonical header: no
extra RIFF chunks: no
Possible problems:
file contains ID3v2 tag: no
data chunk block-aligned: yes
inconsistent header: yes
file probably truncated: no
junk appended to file: no
odd data size has pad byte: n/a
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
file name: /Users/reece/Desktop/pfunk1978-11-06/pfunk1978-11-06d1t04.wav
handled by: wav format module
length: 42:39.264
WAVE format: 0x0001 (Microsoft PCM)
channels: 2
bits/sample: 16
samples/sec: 44100
average bytes/sec: 2970615808
rate (calculated): 176400
block align: 4
header size: 44 bytes
data size: 451454140 bytes
chunk size: 451454168 bytes
total size (chunk size + 8): 451454176 bytes
actual file size: 451454176
file is compressed: no
compression ratio: 1.0000
CD-quality properties:
CD quality: no
cut on sector boundary: n/a
sector misalignment: n/a
long enough to be burned: n/a
WAVE properties:
non-canonical header: no
extra RIFF chunks: no
Possible problems:
file contains ID3v2 tag: no
data chunk block-aligned: yes
inconsistent header: yes
file probably truncated: no
junk appended to file: no
odd data size has pad byte: n/a,,,

ffooky
2007-02-27, 05:23 PM
You're going to have to find some way of making these compatible:

CD quality: no
cut on sector boundary: n/a
sector misalignment: n/a
long enough to be burned: n/aandinconsistent header: yesWith any luck conversion to FLAC *might* sort things but if it doesn't you could try opening the files with Audacity, Sound Studio, Amadeus, Peak etc and saving as WAV/AIFF.

reece
2007-02-27, 05:25 PM
You're going to have to find some way of making these compatible:

CD quality: no
cut on sector boundary: n/a
sector misalignment: n/a
long enough to be burned: n/aandinconsistent header: yesWith any luck conversion to FLAC *might* sort things but if it doesn't you could try opening the files with Audacity, Sound Studio, Amadeus, Peak etc and saving as WAV/AIFF.

Hey thanks. xACT is still encoding...I'll keep you posted.

reece
2007-02-27, 09:54 PM
Ffooky, first converting to flac did the job. Thanks a lot for your help.